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FREE Dance At Stevens Rose Room After Saturday Night’s Game
The Vicksburg Enterprise Growing With Mississippi’ The Greenwood Enterprise
Volume 34 — Number 23 Vicksburg, Miss. Volume 26 — Number 40 Greenwood, Miss.
Lanier Teaching Force Gets Seven New Members
Seven new faculty members have been added to the Lanier High School Staff to help
instruct the 1575 students enrolled for the 1963-64 session.
Mrs. Sarah D. Lang, special education teacher, is a graduate of Jackson State Col
lege. She received the B S degree in Elementary Education and has done further study
at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
Mrs. Barbara J. McKissack received the B S degree in biology and the M S degree
from Tennessee State University. Along with her counseling duties, she teaches junior
high social science.
Mrs. Mary E. Forte, junior high English teacher, received the B S degree from Jack
son State College. She has done further study at the University of Southern California.
Mrs. Felicia Greenfield, junior high science teacher, received the B S degree in
biology and chemistry from North Carolina A. and T. College. She has done further
study at Howard University in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Yvonne T. Ainsworth received the B S degree from Jackson State College.
She teaches English in the junior high department.
Mrs. Willie Mae Tucker, junior high instructor, received the B S degree in social
science from Jackson State College.
Miss Eddie Bully, French instructor, received the A B degree from Tougaloo Southern
Christian College and the M S degree in foreign language from the University of South
ern California.
Dr. Jacksor
boycott Sai
So well said, but not so well
done has been the policy a
mong individuals over a pe
riod of years.
The Physical Education De
partment of the Farish Street
Branch YMCA is proved to be
exempted from the above
statement. It is the policy of
the P. E. Dept, at the YMCA
to satisfy as many people all
the time as possible.
The P. E. Dept, offers many
opportunities for young, old,
large and small, men and wo
men, boys and girls to develop
fully those things that he or
she desires to do.
For this simple reason we
at the YMCA invite you to
come and take part in the
many activities that we have
to offer. You would be sur
prised to know the things here
you may participate in if you
would just come to the YMCA
and take part in so many good
things that will happen to
And remember you are so
fortunate enough to ourchase
all of this in one big bundle
by only becoming a member of
the Branch YMCA.
i raps
ita idea
two president* of the na
lon’s largest, religious or
ganizations were the keynote
speakers at the inauguration
)f Dr. Charles Emerson Bod
lie as the seventh president
)f the American Baptist
Theological Semniary here
last Tuesday.
Dr. Joseph H. Jackson of
National Baptist Covention,
USA, Inc., called for a firm
economic base for colored
citizens of today and tomor
“Protest is all right but
we also need production,”
Dr. Jackson said. “As Amer
icans, we are not only eligi
ble to enjoy all the blessings
and fruits of the nation’s
life and character, but we
are also responsible for the
nation’s growth.
Dr. Jackson disagreed
with some leaders advocat
ing Christmas shopping and
“Santa Claus” boycotts. He
said he saw no harm from
Bev. Benj. Grinage
Hoads Movement
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — The
Pine Bluff Movement an
nounced last night at its week
ly Mm* Meeting the election
of the Rev. Benjamin S. Grin
age as the new chairman *f
the Movement.
Tab, New Low Calorie Beverage,
Introduced In Jackson Trade
iad, a newiy aeveiopea
low calorie beverage, goes on
sale in Jackson and Central
Mississippi during October ac
cording to Dr. C. R. Bowman,
president of Jackson Coca
Cola Bottling Company.
The new beverage, which
has been under development
for several years by The Coca
Cola Company is rated at one
calorie per six ounce serving.
“There has been a great
deal of interest in low-calorie
foods and beverages in recent
months,” said Dr. Bowman.
“Studies we have conducted
have indicated the likelihood
of a definite market for a pro
duct of this type. Market
tests in many parts of the
country have indicated that a
high-quality beverage of this
type can render a satisfactory
service 10 people wno wish to
keep “tab” on their calorie in
“The bottle for TAB ” said
Dr. Bowman, “incorporates
features never before used in
the soft drink industry. It
utilizes both an unusual tex
tured surface and an exten
sive use of applied color dec
oration with an ultra-modern
“We feel that TAB will
quickly attain its own special
image with the public as a
low calorie drink of unique
taste and quality,” he added.
Initially TAB will be dis
tributed in this trade terri
tory in attractive six-bottle
take home cartons and in reg
ular 24 bottle cases of King
Size 10 ounce bottles.
Three white men have been
arrested in connection with
Birmingham racial bombings.
All have been booked on mis
ueameanor charges of illegal
possession of dynamue. The
men, Robert E. C.iambliss, 59
ana Cnarles Cage 22, arrested
&unday; John W. Hall, 35, ar
resteu Tuesday. Trial for the
thrt-e was set tor Wednesday,
illegal possession of dynamite,
a misdemeanor carries a maxi
mum sentence of $100 fine and
130 days in jail upon convic
TENSION” . . . The U. S.
Commission on Civil Rights
died at midnight Monday but
was virtually brought back to
life Tuesday when the Senate
voted 70 to 15 to extend the
agency a year and sent the
legislation back to the House
wnere the Democratic leader
ship will seek similar approval
later this week.
Congress sent President Ken
nedy me largest military pay
raise in the nation’s history,
t.iis week. The legislation
would provide a $12 billion in
crease for almost two million
members of the arme dforces,
effective Tuesday. The final
roll call vote was 332-5. The
pay boost would range from
$12 a month for privates to
$70.00 a month for senior mas
ter sergeants. For officers, the
increases wuuiu range iruiu
$49 to $110 a month.
TERS” . . . Voters in Cam
bridge, Maryland, defeated
this week in a referendum a
proposed ban of racial dis
crimination in places of pub
lic accommodation. The vote
was 1,994 to 1,720. The de
cision raised the possibility ol
renewed demonstrations. Na
tional Guard troops have been
garrisoned in Cambridge since
July because of racial vio
lence. In the all-Negro 2nd
ward the vote was 587 in fa
vor of the public accommoda
tions amendment and only 32
against. But only 40 percent
of the 1,535 registered voters
cast their ballots.
Self-government in
Ethiopia refutes slur
Emperor Haile Selassie of
Ethiopia thinks Louisiana
Sen. Allen J. Ellender “ob
viously is not aware that
Ethiopia has administered
herself for thousands of
years” and has done that
quite well.
The “Lion of Judah”
gave this opinion during a
press conference held Thurs
day in the auditorium of the
State Department, as he
wound up a three-day visit
here as the guest of Presi
dent Kennedy.
But before sizing up the
race baiting legislator, the
Emperor told the reporter
who asked him why Ethio
pia refused to permit Ellen
Makes Big
Contribution to
St. Stephen
Mrs. Miller
Mr. L. T. Miller, well known
and beloved church and club
worker shared geenrously with
St. Stephen Methodist Church
of Yazoo City, Miss., recently,
when she paid off a balance
indebtedness of $3,761 on the
new church building.
The church was completed
four years ago at a cost of
$35,000. At this time, Mrs.
Miller gave in memory of her
late and lamented husband,
Dr. L. T. Miller, all of the
furniture for the chancel at a
cost of $2,000 and has for the
past four years made substan
tial contributions on the in

An article in this month’s
Central Christian Advocate
has this to say about Mrs.
Miller: “It can be said that
‘no greater love’ has anyone
for St. Stephen Church than
Mrs. Miller. This love has
been demonstrated throughout
the years, having been instill
ed from a devout Christian
mother, and has exerted it
self in many ways other than
finanniol Uar>
- — — W- — . tillUOiV/UMi J
spirit has brought, reclaimed,
kept and bounced in the
church, many persons who
otherwise would have drifted
away. She has served in
many capacities in the church
and her influence is felt in
every phase of the church’s
The Rev. H. M. Rankin is
minister of St. Stephen.
Rev. and Mrs.
Black To Be
Honored by St.
Luther Church
St. Luther M. B. Church
will observe the 15th Anniver
sary of their beloved pastor
and his wife, Rev. and Mrs.
Fred B. Black with a week’s
service to begin Monday, Oc
tober 14 at St. Luther Church
on Banks Street. The services
will be held nightly thru Sun
day, October 20.
Rev. R. L. T. Smith will be
the speaker at the Sunday
Service, which will start at 3:
P. M.
The general public is invited
to share in these services and
the honor which the church
plans for the outstanding re
ligious couple.
aer to enter his country last
“I think perhaps you know
more about the answer to
that question than 1 do.”
* * *
AFTER A moment’s re
flection, the Emperor sug
gested that the report could
make up his own mind about
the situation.
Speaking in Amharic
through an interpreter, Se
lassie successfully fielded
several touchy questions.
Asked about Ethiopia’s
dispute with neighboring
Somalia, which involves a
million tribesmen and a
section of Ethiopia known as
the Ogaden, the Emperor
said he was confident that
all difficulties would be set
However, he indicated dis
satisfaction with President
Kennedy’s explanation of the
States is favoring Somalia by
giving her military aid.
* • *
United States is that the as
sistance is intended to veer
the Somalians away from
the Soviet bloc in their
search for arms.
This explanation left the
Emperor cold. ‘‘It did not
imni*APc< 110 iiai*it ” Via
said. He added that the So
mali Prime Minister, Adbi
rashid Ali Shermarke was
leading a military mission to
Asked if tribalism still con
tinued to block progress tow
*ard unity in East Africa, Se
lassie said that tribalism, ‘If
Terrell Rites
Held Recently
In Jackson
Funeral Services were held
Monday, September 9, at Col
lege Hill Baptist Church for
the late S. T. Terrell, pioneer
citizen who lived on More
house Street.
A native of Learned, Miss.,
he was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. T. Terrell, Sr.
He was united in marriage
to Miss Helen McGhee and
to this union one daughter was
After moving to Jackson,
Mr. Terrell joined the College
Hill M. B. Church, under the
pastorate of the late Rev. W.
L. Jones. He joined the Gos
pel Choir and served faith
fully until his health began
to fail.
He was affiliated with West
T onn __i_
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the leadership of Mr. J. I. Mar
tin as Grand Master. He was
also Vice Chancellor of
Knights of Pythians, Lodge
No. 369.
T.ie Order of Service was
as follows: Processional, Song
by Choir; Scripture and Pray
er, Rev. Eugene Taylor; Trib
utes: Messrs C. E. Oatis, C.
Marshall, J. I. Martin; Ac
knowledgements, Mrs. Virgin
ia Woodard; Solo, M. Ross
Clay. The Eulogy was given
by Rev. G. R. Haughton, pas
tor of Pearl Street A. M. E.
Among survivors are his
wife, Mrs. Helen Terrell; one
daughter, Mrs. Naomi Terrell
Hendrix; three sisters and
one brother; two grandchil
dren; a host of nieces, nep
hews, other relatives and
Active pallbearers were the
Masonic Brothers. Honorary
pallbearers, Deacons of Col
lege Hill Baptist Church, Ma
sonic Brothers. Flower bear
ers: Members of College Hill
Baptist Church; Mission
ary Society, Heroines of Jeri
cho. Committal service was in
Willow Park cemetery. Peo
ples Funeral Home was in
it exists”, would not serve
as a serious impediment.
* * *
IN RESPONSE to other
questions, he said;
While Ethiopia is a consti
tutional monarchy, she is
progressing toward de
cracy for all her people.
Ethiopia has contributed
its share to United Nations
operations in the Congo. It
was not always wise for an
army to remain in another’s
homeland, but any with
drawal should be “compati
ble” with UN objectives.
Women in Ethiopia are
participating more fully in
the government and other
walks of life. They have the
privilege of standing for
election in parliament.
Rev. Covington
Speaker At J.S.C.
Vesper Sunday,
4:00 P.M.
neverena ueorge e,. coving
ton, newly-appointed Chaplain
at Jackson State College, will
be the Vesper speaker at the
College on Sunday, October
13, at 4:00 p. m. in Dansby
Hall Auditorium.
He received his secondary
training at Stillman Institute
(now Stillman College) Tusca
loosa, Alabama, and the A. B.
Degree at Talladega College.
His advance preparation in
cludes the B. D. Degree, Yale
University; the M. A. at Hart
ford School of Religious Edu
cation; the M. A. Degree at
Teac.iers College, Columbia
University; and further study
at Wayne University, Detroit,
He has gained wide experi
ence in his work, having serv
ed as field worker for the
Board of National Misisons, as
a missionary in Latin Amer
ica, and as pastor of church
es in Virginia and Georgia. He
was employed in the Depart
ment of Religion and Philo
sophy at Florida A&M Uni
versity before accepting his
post at Jackson State College.
Throughout his professional
career, Reverend Covington
has been enthusiastically ac
tive in constructive civic or
ganizations. He has been in
strumental in organizing Neg
ro business leagues in most of
the cities in which he has liv
ed and served. He has award
ed a plaque of distinction by
his denomination for devotion
to civic duty. His religious
outlook is not one-sided, in
that he has supplied Metho
dist churches successfully.
By Sarah M. Harvey
Editor’s Note: This fourth in
a series of Salutes to Jack
son Business, as has been
stated, is an effort of the
owner and Editor to ac
quaint our readers with the
types of services available
and to show appreciation to
these businesses for their
support during the years
we’ve published the Missis
sippi Enterprise.
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Farish Street; No. 2, 3308
Bailey Avenue Extension and
No. 3, . Whitfield Mill
the largest dry cleaning and
laundry service owned and
operated by a Negro in the
State of Mississippi. . .
Long before he was out of
High School, young JESSE
WILLIAMS, owner of the
Paris Cleaners establishments,
was interested in CLOTHES
and his first job in a local
haberdasher taught him to ap
preciate materials, styles and
workmanship of wearing ap
parels for men, women and
children. As he entered young
manhood, he became vitally
interested in the preservation
of clothes, through methods
of expert cleaning and press
ing as he worked for a time
as an apprentice in a local
Cleaners in North Jackson.
1U1 . Tf iiilCUUd AOV » v*.v%** v
into the business field was as
a partner in the DORSEY
ted on the corner of South
and Farish Streets, owned by
himself and the late EUGENE
Realizing that he still did
not -lave the knowledge to
give the type of service he de
sired to give . . . the kind of
service that would satisfy the
ever growing demand for ex
pert cleaning and pressing,
this enterprising young man,
sold his part in the above
named Cleaners and spent
. i
five more years working and
studying . . . taking advan
tage of special clinics and spe
cial training in his chosen
In the late ‘twenties’ the
ed, in a small frame building
that was located one block
soum oi me presem. rans
Cleaners Building. This busi
ness was owned jointly by Mr.
Williams and his brother-in
law, Mr. EDDIE PACE . . .
In 1933 Jesse Williams took
his rapidly growing business
into new quarters ... a mod
ern new two story brick build
ing owned by him and located
on the corner of Farish and
Monument Streets. •
During the past thirty years,
only served all sections of our
city and county, but adjoin
ing counties . . . During World
War 2, this establishment did
two-thirds of the cleaning for
U. S. Army Camp McClain,
(Continued on page 8)
1 TH. 1 1
Shown in the picture is Mrs. Sidney L< dse \ustin of
1342 West Pearl Street with her former pastor and his wife,
Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Burley. The occasion is the observance
of “Open House in honor of Mrs. Austin s 90th birthday.
Friends and relatives ranging in ages from ive to 85 years
old came in to offer their best wishes She was made happy
by receiving these friends, some of whom she had not seen
in several years. Mrs. Austin received man birthday cards,
gifts, flowers and telegrams. At the end < the evening .- he
received long distance calls from Mrs. ' ^ Thurman, a
cousin in Chicago, Mrs. Ella Lee Reed. : e in New Yc- ;
City and Mrs. Essie Cornelius John o rienr
Tuscon, Arizona, congratulating her • p '9th birthday
observance. Her daughters, Mrs. V hig>ton and
Mrs. Marie Austin and granddaughter A 1 Tt.or w •
hostesses for the affair. Miss Dor; ^randnio* :.
registered the guests and Mrs. Marie ' n Carter, Mr .
Delori Carter Bracey, Mrs. Margret Ma>'i sod Mrs Verna
Anderson, nieces served the more than 1 who attend
ed. Mrs. Austin is a faithful member of Tbi; ; unple Church
Of Christ Holiness and attend weekly and oday services.
Mississippi Vocational 1 o'lege
Holds 1963 Convocation
ITTA BENA, Miss. — The
1963 Convocation Day, Wed
nesday, October 2 was history -
Members of the faculty,
staff and the student body
filled the auditorium of Mis
sissippi Vocational College to
capacity to hear Dr. J. H.
White’s Convocation Day Ad
dress. Discussing The Chal
lege of our Day, President
White gave examples of the
i ~ 1
auwma v AAA J OUU1 IV VC A cauj
for the opportunities within
their grasp. He gave illus
trations of the chance Negro
youths have had to pass ex
aminations, which were gate
ways to permanent profession
al careers, listing the percen
tages of failures over a three
year period. In an objective
warning, he pointed to the
task of the immediate future.
Challenging the students to
a quest for intellectual and
economic freedom, the Presi
dent outlined the ways Mis
sissippi Vocational College
can help students prepare
themselves for opportunities
today and in the tomorrow.
He listed five significant ways
this institution can be help
1. “It can help you discover
yourself—self discovery is a
goal in education.
2. It can assist you to grow
3. It can teach you the real
things of life, teaching the
difference between things
transitory and real.
4. It can prepare you for
leadership .i he new world
that is evolving.
5. It can nelp you in be
coming a person."
ine k resident closed in a
high spiritual tone, using
Kipling s ‘ if," he said: “If you
can keep your head when all
about you "re losing theirs’
Und blaming it on you . .
Dean O. . Cowe was in
charge of the program. In his
presentation of the President,
the Dean gave a history of
Convocation Day occasions ai
MVC and a wholesome inter
pretation of its meaningful
ness to persons fortunate to
compare convocations through
the years.
Dr. Cubie Howard, dean ot
instruction, presented the fac
ulty and staff to the students.
The 1863-64 school sessior
at Mississippi Vocational Col
lege was launched and ready
for “The Challenge of Oui
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